A 24-post collection

Fun times ahead

Something there is that does not like me breathing, this week. At this stage in the game, I'm putting it down to Sneezin' and Wheezin' Season. And that's why I'm blogging with a breather mask on my face. Because Seratide and atrovent puffers aren't quite cutting it.

For some reason, I get more typos and type more slowly with a mask on my face, but I'm damned if I'm gonna just spin my wheels whilst I dose myself with saline and atrovent on Max.

And now I know how firkin loud Max is, because relative volume and my need for music.

I have auditory processing issues. That means that I won't hear you if something "more interesting" is playing, the room volume is too loud, or I've tripped off to lala land owing to the presence of a shinier idea. It also means that I can't 'tune out' Max to focus on my music selection.

And what my nerdy arse does is have my compy volume at a set level and adjust my iTunes slider so that it's at comfortable volume. Said comfortable volume is usually just a notch or two into hearable range.

Today, it's at two thirds of the way up to full.

Yeah. Max is as loud as fuck. Even with the lid latched down so that it's quieter.

I'm still trying to figure out how the hell having a mask on my face makes me a slower and worse typist, but that's executive dysfunction for you. Maybe my brain is used to Ventolin tremula and just... does all the other stuff through some variant of muscle memory.

Today, as well as having a fucking asthma attack, we're scheduled to take a road trip up to Scenic Coominya to fetch Chaos and probably be fed carbs. I'm counting today as a feast day so I don't feel guilty about all the stuff I'm going to eat, and bringing my own beverages.

I'm still testing what the fuck gives me next-day diarrhea whenever I go there. If it's the water, then I can bring my own drinks. If it's the food... I'm going to suffer the rest of my firkin life owing to Capt S. having metric fucktons of salt about it.

And in other news, I have a new Goto Snack, which I'm naming Nut Mix. It contains:

  • An entire packet of macadamias
  • An entire packet of roasted, salted peanuts
  • About 200g or an entire packet of shelled walnuts [My recall is hazy on this. Whatever works for you]
  • About 200g of mixed, dried fruit
  • One bar of dark chocolate of choice, broken into chunks

And you just toss that noise into a big enough, sealable container and tumble well. If you're doing zero carbs, this might not be for you. For me, it's just the right balance of sour, salty, sweet, and crunch.

I plan to have a dish of it on the table come Yulemas.

Other discoveries include Cream Jelly - you mix real cream into jelly while it's still warm and let that noise set and you get jelly that tastes like it's got ice cream in there with it. The sugarfree jelly we have is a touch... aggressive with its sweetness and flavour, so I already have plans to make dark-choc jelly cups for yule. Silicone patty pans ftw.

I'm'a be experimenting with that sometime... later.

Challenge #01041-B309: This Old Haunted Mansion

Lewis and his small army of cute musical purple ghostlets messing with other paranormal investigators while the others film it and try not to pass out laughing. -- Gallifreya

[AN: Just in case you haven't heard about that music video: check it out. You're welcome.]

"Welcome to This Old Haunted Mansion, I'm Vivi, and this is our ghost, Lewis."

Scratchy noises carried over the audio.

"You can't hear him, but we can," said a voice behind the camera. "He just said hello

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Queensland Gothic

  • There are dead snakes on the road. Somewhere in your line of sight is currently on fire. It’s perfect beach weather. Pack up the esky.
  • No matter which way you go to your destination, you will pass a dead possum.
  • You must put something inside your shoes when you take them off or there will be a spider in them in the morning. It’s too late. The spider is already there.
  • Drilling small children on the venomous things that live
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bee-the-gatekeeper: melovu-longtime: bee-the-gatekeeper: Request by melovu-longtime. I actually finished the gear painting so I get a...




Request by melovu-longtime. I actually finished the gear painting so I get a treat… drawing some fun fan art… before I go on to try and render a nest full of shinies. I kept it simple because my tablet has been lagging pretty badly.

You didn’t specify how you wanted Rabbit to play with Beemo, so my take is that she and the others got separated when they wandered into a snowy region (Ice King asks whether Rabbit

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SteamWorld Dig - YouTube

SteamWorld Dig - YouTube

So… I went completely do-lally and decided to do a Let’s Play series.

I recorded a 2+ hour session and broke it up into 10-ish minute segments for your entertainment.

Sadly, this means that the first 15 episodes don’t contain game sound 9_9 Hopefully, I’ve sorted that out in the following session.

New episodes when my internet deigns to concede to upload them.

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Fun fun asthma party times

It’s half-past four in the morning and I’m in triage, waiting to see a doctor.

At 3AM, I woke up with a barking cough and the regret that I hadn’t sought out my medication, yesterday. It was a public holiday and I thought it could wait.

For want of Atrovent, I wound up in a desperate search for anyone who would sell it to me. Hospital was my last resort. And they have procedures…


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mechanical-mustache: I could but I'd just feel so embarrassssssed But my ideas were fun like Hatchworth as the creepy Russian dude with all...


I could but I’d just feel so embarrassssssed

But my ideas were fun like

Hatchworth as the creepy Russian dude with all the rats

The Spine and Rabbit instead of the two old theatre women

And steve was coraline with little Steve as his button eyed doll

And Peter was the other “mother” with a creepier, more intricate key mask to match the lock on the little door

And I thought about having Michael reed as Wybie


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Reblog with your pin-up self!











The Deluxe Pin-up dollmaker is out now. c:

Make your own here






i gave mine a mustache because i am a boy. 



Too accurate.





…Assuming I lost all fat (and possibly some internal organs) and about 20 years… I might look a little like that. Maybe.

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Words That Don't Exist But Should: Administrivia

Administrivia (n): 1. Data that, though it serves no obvious purpose, is nonetheless deemed necessary by the ruling faction - especially when it comes to getting said faction to hand over money. 2. Excessive red tape, above and beyond the call of duty. Most usually defined by queries as to the number of tattoos on obscure relatives, and their nature or genre. 3. Paperwork that can be safely ignored until someone yells at you for not filling it out.

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Words that don't exist but should: Scrattle

Scrattle (n): small, hard debris that tends to collect in the corners of containers of all varieties. e.g., I went through the scrattle in the bottom of my bag and found $5.98. prefix: techno– accumulated cables, thumb drives, and miscellaneous accessories that never get thrown out because they might return to usefulness once more. e.g., It’s only been one year and my desk drawer is overflowing with technoscrattle.

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